7 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to King Khaled International Airport

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
You'll get in some beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Helsinki. In August, Helsinki is much colder than Riyadh - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
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Akaslompolo

On the 24th (Fri), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo online trip planner.

Fly from Tampere to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Tampere, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Akaslompolo, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.